Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition
|a game by||People Can Fly|
|Platforms:||XBox One, PC, Playstation 4|
|Editor Rating:||8.3/10, based on 2 reviews, 1 review is shown|
|User Rating:||9.3/10 - 3 votes|
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|See also:||First Person Shooter Games|
Sometimes, you just want to play a good, old-fashioned FPS. There’s absolutely no shortage of games on the market that can scratch that specific gaming itch, but few provide a result that’s as satisfying and ridiculous as Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition.
This 2017 update of the classic Bulletstorm game was developed by People Can Fly and re-published by Gearbox Publishing. The remastered sci-fi shooter was announced at The Game Awards back in 2016, including increased texture resolution, support for 4K resolution, and additional playable content like the Overkill Campaign Mode.
Meet Grayson Hunt
The revenged world is set in the 26th century, where the warn-torn universe has become overrun by the militaristic “Confederation of Planets”. The main story follows Grayson Hunt, a former black ops soldier turned alcoholic space pirate, on his hunt against his old commander and not so great guy, General Sarrano. Grayson and his companions Ishi Sato, Rell Julian, and Dr. Whit Oliver encounter Sarrano at the planet of Stygia, resulting in a drunken clash between the two men and unfortunate outcomes for the rest of the party. Ultimately, Dr. Whit and Rell are murdered by marauders and, while Ishi survives several attacks due to surgeries with AI processor parts, is left permanently disfigured. This leaves Grayson and Ishi having to work together to get off the planet and track down the murderer, Sarrano.
Ridiculous and Fun Gameplay
This game is still considered one of the most underrated FPS games ever published, especially for its time. The melee weapon “instinct leash” is creative and satisfying to play. It works like a normal leash mechanic with an over-the-top twist, where you can throw enemies up into the air for a dramatic finish. It’s a unique touch to this FPS that results in satisfying and smooth gameplay. The game knows exactly what it is – it pokes fun at the genre itself while still indulging in distinctively violent, melee-heavy gameplay. The characters themselves aren’t the best, and some of the dialogue is downright obnoxious, but it’s still considered one of the most original first-person shooters of the last generation.
Though fans were excited at the announce of the remastered version for Xbox back in 2016, it left many players with a lot more to be desired. The update merely felt like a facelift to the franchise, even though new content was integrated into the base game. The increased vividness to the game’s environment resulted in stunning playthroughs, but sometimes also resulted in a lagging frame rate while transitioning between area.
It would have been nice to see just a bit more substance added to the remastered version, as this cult-classic has a fan following willing to try it out. Despite its pitfalls, this game has received a majority positive ratings since its first release and holds a tight grip on nostalgic fans to this day.
- Beautiful, vivid environments
- Smooth and engaging gameplay
- Sub-par dialogue
- Occasional bugs